As a testement to how much cinema has been missed by the british public over the last 5 months this weeks box office is the highest since March of 2020 when cinemas started to close and despite the fact that a number of the movies on the chart are on streaming platforms they still managed to bring in decent numbers.
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UK box office top 5 breakdown 21st - 23rd May 2021
The start of the UK re-opening has the sequel movie to Peter Rabbit hit the top with a gross that gives it over 50% of the box office total takings.
A weekend gross of £4.6 Million has the movie very comfortably at the top, and considering the current situation with the pandemic its an opening which is only about £2.5 Million below the 2018 first movie.
The Oscar winning film from director Chloé Zhao is at number 2 this weekend with a gross of £874,785, which is very good considering its been available on streaming for some time.
Another movie which is available on streaming is the monster bash up which is at 3 this week with a weekend gross of £783,879.
The new movie from the Saw series is at number 4 this weekend, it stars Chris Rock in the lead role with Samuel L. Jackson along for support and it takes £779,107 on its debut.
Finally on this all new UK box office chart is a new horror film from director Evan Spiliotopoulos which stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan from The Walking Dead and opens its box office run with £405,391 .